What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 21


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 22, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was a pretty good show for the panel this night, especially for the distaff members. It also was an extremely funny one, as Tony displayed his usual dry sense of humor. Arlene managed to guess that the first mystery guest was none other than Vince Lombardi, the coach of the world champion Green Bay Packers. Lombardi was just one week removed from "The Packs'" 35-10 victory over the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs in what would retroactively be called Super Bowl I. The first two games were simply known as the NFL/AFL World Championship game, and wouldn't become known as the Super Bowl until the third game in 1969. The panel did have a rough time with the second contestant. Fortunately, the panel didn't recognize Mrs. Corwin from her previous appearance several years ago. Sue did manage to guess that the second mystery guests were Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass. Alpert and his band were on the show to promote their upcoming television special. All in all, the panel had a good night. - Sargebri (2004)

      VINCENT THOMAS LOMBARDI: This legendary coach once said, "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." Coach Lombardi and his Packers had just come off of their impressive win over the Kansas City Chiefs a week earlier. In fact, Bennett mentioned the football game during the introductions on the previous week's show. This was in the middle of the incredible string in which the Packers won four NFL titles in six years. Also included in this string were the first two Super Bowls. In Super Bowl I, the Packers dominated the upstart AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs 35-10, and in Super Bowl II, they crushed the Oakland Raiders 33-14. Ironically, the Packers almost didn't make it to the second Super Bowl. A few weeks before that game, the Packers were forced to come from behind to beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in the now legendary "Ice Bowl" game which was played in bitterly cold conditions. In fact, the field had frozen and players were slipping all over the field due to its icy condition. After Super Bowl II in 1968, Lombardi announced his retirement, but it was short-lived, as he went on to coach the Washington Redskins. Sadly, however, Lombardi contracted stomach cancer and passed away on September 3, 1970. He'll forever be remembered as one of the finest coaches in the sports world. - Sargebri (2004)

      HERB ALPERT: Bandleader Herb Alpert, along with Jerry Moss, founded A&M Records, which at the time was the biggest independent label in poplar music. His easy listening style was in sharp contrast to the rock and roll that was popular during the 1960s. His biggest band hits included "The Lonely Bull," "A Taste of Honey," and "The Mexican Shuffle," which was renamed "The Teaberry Shuffle" when it was later used in advertisements for Clark Chewing Gum Company's Teaberry Gum. Ironically, Alpert's biggest hit during this period was one in which his own vocals were used. The song "This Guy's in Love With You," written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, was originally sung on Alpert's 1968 television special, "The Beat of the Brass." The song became so popular that it was immediately released as a single and reached the top spot on the charts. After that triumph, Alpert decided to devote more time to his role as president of A&M. During that time, he was able to sign several artists including Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Carole King, Sergio Mendes, and perhaps the label's biggest act, The Carpenters. However, in 1979, Alpert decided to come out of retirement and recorded the album "Rise." The album was a success and the song of the same name became his biggest hit, reaching number one that year. Alpert scored a further success with the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis produced song "Diamonds," featuring vocals by Janet Jackson. In 1989, Alpert and Moss sold A&M to PolyGram, which in turn was merged with Universal Music in 1999. Today, A&M is an imprint of Universal Music. After the 1989 sale, Alpert started another label, Almo Sounds, whose most famous acts included Gillian Welch, Imogen Heap, and Garbage featuring Shirley Manson. Ironically, Almo Sounds itself would become part of Universal Music after 2002. Alpert is also a painter, a Broadway producer as well as a philanthropist. He was, and still is, one of the most influential men in popular music. - Sargebri (2004) with additional info by W-B (2008)